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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    ... a German pair passed me...... he on my right, but she, with a face that said she was well outside her comfort zone, on my left. It was a neat trick...
    Particularly if she was riding pillion!

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    The NC500 now very popular with the one make car clubs ... driving like feckin' idiots, four feet from each other, like a long serpent spreading over half a mile in length

    They will not put their nearside wheels off the tarmac for any reason whatsoever ... you can be stuck in a passing place for half an hour while they all get past.

    I think, for the most, the NC500 is over rated ... some of the best motorcycling roads are away from it, hugging the coastline ... like 'The Wee Mad Road'

    Pay a little extra and go do the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreford Miles View Post
    Great pictures, I'd never heard of the forest drive... I'll have to google that. cheers
    Yep , that caught my eye too!
    Great photos Jordash, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    Very good I'll be following this one.

    On my way up to Ullapool this year I crossed the Bealach in the worst conditions I've ever known and I've been over it a fair few times.
    Heading west about 1/2 mile past the summit I came across a guy from Lithuania who had ditched his 1100 Honda over the edge, he and his bike where laid in a heap about 30 feet down. Fortunately neither he nor the bike were badly damaged and after about 10mins there where about 8 of us there and we managed to drag his bike back onto the road, he then set off on his merry way.

    All in all I reckon we were about 40 mins getting him sorted. I couldn't believe that none of his 4 travelling companions, who I'd passed about a minute before coming across him, hadn't doubled back to see where he was.
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    You missed the bit about his mates getting their phones / cameras out once they saw he was OK! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIM View Post
    I was up in Applecross a couple of weeks ago, glorious weather and prior to that February with snow on the road. I was very disappointed the last time I went up, it has become a commercial honey pot. what with art gallery, cafe and air stream selling stuff. I understand and do no begrudge anyone making money but it is a bit busy these days. The place is still stunning when you block out all that stuff and look out to sea with a pint......I will have to stick to my snow covered crossings.

    Good write up and welcome to the world of motorcycle traveling
    Next time you're up here, try the Walled Garden restaurant, instead of eating at the Applecross Inn - it's on the Shieldaig road just half a mile or so out of Applecross - the food is fantastic and it's a really cool little place, highly recommended!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snappo View Post
    Next time you're up here, try the Walled Garden restaurant, instead of eating at the Applecross Inn - it's on the Shieldaig road just half a mile or so out of Applecross - the food is fantastic and it's a really cool little place, highly recommended!
    Good coffee, too

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    [YouTube]https://youtu.be/WKTmSGs9wVw[/YouTube]

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappo View Post
    Next time you're up here, try the Walled Garden restaurant, instead of eating at the Applecross Inn - it's on the Shieldaig road just half a mile or so out of Applecross - the food is fantastic and it's a really cool little place, highly recommended!
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    +1
    Thanks for the advice.

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    Here's a film of our first day on the North Coast 500, we took on the Bealach na Bŕ in horrific conditions, that ended up being a bit of an adventure.


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    Sorry, just realised that the link to the first film was broken, let's try again:


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    Good one

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    Fair play to you both

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    Well done you two; I really should plan a visit to the NC500


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    Great blog (is that even the right word?). I'm doing the NC500 next June, me on the GS, one on an 1150S, one on a 1200S and one on a Harley so could be interesting! Having seen the Forrest Drive we may try and do it on the way up.
    Keep the posts coming please, very useful.


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    Great videos - didn’t realise side stands were strong enough for a full bike pivot to floor!

    Keep them coming

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